LAEL Postgraduate Conference 2021

JKP-140620-9044We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference which will take place on 23rd-24th July 2021 and will be online.

This conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from various areas in linguistics an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting. The conference is organized by postgraduate students under the auspices of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts: Now closed

  • Notification of acceptance: to be announced soon 

Keynote speakers

Professor Elena Semino and Professor Veronika Koller

A battle, a tsunami or a raging fire? Metaphors for Covid-19 and why they matter

Professor Paul Baker

The Language of Violent Jihad: a corpus analysis of online propaganda texts

Dr Johnny Unger

Digitally mediated critical discourse studies in an age of pandemics and polarisation: challenges and more challenges


Critical Discourse Studies & Multimodality (Javier Mármol Queraltó)
Discourses of Health (Chloe Humphreys & Poppy Plumb)
Discourse and Social Media (Jess Aiston & Christos Sagredos)
Digital Approaches to SLA (Noah Zhu)
Digital approaches to Psycholinguistics (Hanna Schmueck)
Cognitive Linguistics (Maya Zara)
Literacy as Social Practice (Emily Peach)
Pragmatics & SLA (Afrah Ali)